Jonathan and UAE Envoing
President Goodluck Jonathan, has called for expansion of bilateral relations between Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates saying that Nigeria will welcome greater direct investment from them for developing its power, agricultural, oil and gas, communications and solid minerals sectors. Speaking at an audience with the Emirate’s Minister of Energy, Suhail Bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, President Jonathan said that he looked forward to the early conclusion of agreements for the protection of investments and avoidance of double taxation between the Countries which are expected to boost the inflow of investments from the emirates to Nigeria. President Jonathan told Mr. Mazrouei who came as a special Envoy to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai and Vice President of the UAE, that Nigerians visit Dubai very frequently. President Jonathan restated his call for greater international cooperation against the scourge of terrorism and assured of Nigeria’s support for Dubai’s bid to host the 2020 World Expo, saying that he believed the emirate had developed the capacity to successfully host the event. Mr. Mazrouei had conveyed greeting from his leadership on Nigeria’s recent celebration of its 53rd Independence Anniversary adding that the conclusion of the treaties being marked on will encourage our private sector to engage more in Nigeria.